State of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 9780822376842
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Number of pages: 376
Author: Steven Palmer
Publisher: Duke University Press

Download and read online State of Ambiguity in PDF and EPUB Cuba's first republican era (1902–1959) is principally understood in terms of its failures and discontinuities, typically depicted as an illegitimate period in the nation's history, its first three decades and the overthrow of Machado at best a prologue to the "real" revolution of 1959. State of Ambiguity brings together scholars from North America, Cuba, and Spain to challenge this narrative, presenting republican Cuba instead as a time of meaningful engagement—socially, politically, and symbolically. Addressing a wide range of topics—civic clubs and folkloric societies, science, public health and agrarian policies, popular culture, national memory, and the intersection of race and labor—the contributors explore how a broad spectrum of Cubans embraced a political and civic culture of national self-realization. Together, the essays in State of Ambiguity recast the first republic as a time of deep continuity in processes of liberal state- and nation-building that were periodically disrupted—but also reinvigorated—by foreign intervention and profound uncertainty. Contributors. Imilcy Balboa Navarro, Alejandra Bronfman, Maikel Fariñas Borrego, Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Marial Iglesias Utset, Steven Palmer, José Antonio Piqueras Arenas, Ricardo Quiza Moreno, Amparo Sánchez Cobos, Rebecca J. Scott, Robert Whitney

The state of ambiguity

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ISBN: UOM:39015008424247
Release Date: 1980
Number of pages: 395
Author: Ignacy-Marek Kaminski

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Ambiguity and Choice in Public Policy

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ISBN: 1589012364
Release Date: 2003-07-29
Number of pages: 208
Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Download and read online Ambiguity and Choice in Public Policy in PDF and EPUB Zahariadis offers a theory that explains policymaking when "ambiguity" is present—a state in which there are many ways, often irreconcilable, of thinking about an issue. Expanding and extending John Kingdon's influential "multiple streams" model that explains agenda setting, Zahariadis argues that manipulation, the bending of ideas, process, and beliefs to get what you want out of the policy process, is the key to understanding the dynamics of policymaking in conditions of ambiguity. He takes one of the major theories of public policy to the next step in three different ways: he extends it to a different form of government (parliamentary democracies, where Kingdon looked only at what he called the United States's presidential "organized anarchy" form of government); he examines the entire policy formation process, not just agenda setting; and he applies it to foreign as well as domestic policy. This book combines theory with cases to illuminate policymaking in a variety of modern democracies. The cases cover economic policymaking in Britain, France, and Germany, foreign policymaking in Greece, all compared to the U.S. (where the model was first developed), and an innovative computer simulation of the policy process.

Rousseau and the Politics of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 0271041412
Release Date: 2010-11-01
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Author: Mira Morgenstern
Publisher: Penn State Press

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The Ethics of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 9781453228487
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Number of pages: 192
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online The Ethics of Ambiguity in PDF and EPUB From the groundbreaking author of The Second Sex comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom. In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. De Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former’s deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it. The Ethics of Ambiguity is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.

Seven Types of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 081120037X
Release Date: 1966-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: William Empson
Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Download and read online Seven Types of Ambiguity in PDF and EPUB First published in 1930, Seven Types of Ambiguity has long been recognized as a landmark in the history of English literary criticism.

Culture of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 9789460916243
Release Date: 2012-03-24
Number of pages: 108
Author: Sandra Leanne Bosacki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Culture of Ambiguity in PDF and EPUB Research shows that the ability to "read others" or to make sense of the signs and symbols evident in human communication has an influence on children's self-conceptions and their social interactions in childhood and adolescence. Given that psychological explanations play a key role in teaching and learning, further research is required, particularly on adolescents within the school context. This book investigates which aspects of these discourse experiences foster the growth of understanding of spirit, emotion, and mind in adolescence. Accordingly, from a co-relational approach to the development of understanding mind and education, this book builds on past and current research by investigating the social and emotional antecedents and consequences of psychological understanding in early adolescence. Specifically, this book explores the question: How do adolescents use their ability to understand other minds to navigate their relationships with themselves and their peers within the culture of ambiguity? To address this question, this book critically examines research on adolescents’ ability to understand mind, emotion, and spirit, and how they use this ability to help them navigate their relationships within the school setting. This book might appeal to a variety of educators and researchers, ranging from early childhood educators/researchers to university professors specializing in socioemotional and spiritual/moral worlds of adolescents. Sandra Leanne Bosacki completed her PhD in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Canada. Currently an Associate Professor in the Graduate and Undergraduate Department of Education at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, she teaches graduate courses in Developmental Educational Psychology and Educational Research. Her teaching and research interests include sociocognitive, emotional, moral, and spiritual development within diverse cultural and educational contexts. She is a contributing associate editor of the International Journal of Children’s Spirituality and is the author books The Culture of Classroom Silence and the Emotional Lives of Children (2005; 2008, Peter Lang). She has published research papers in the Journal of Educational Psychology, the Journal of Early Adolescence, Social Development, and Gender Roles: A Journal of Research. She currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The Protocols of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 9781480809048
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Number of pages: 270
Author: B. B. Jacobson
Publisher: Archway Publishing

Download and read online The Protocols of Ambiguity in PDF and EPUB On the seventh night of a Holy Ghost revival a six-year-old boy has just received the Gift. He is autonomous, he is content, and he is speaking in tongues. He’s been told the Gift would lead and guide him into all truth. While instability, confusion, and rage surround his family and home, the boy grows older and must experience unthinkable acts of violence, and the uncertainty of moving from place to place. The troubled boy seeks refuge in books and learning but oceans of questions flood his mind and he is forced to reckon with a world of myriad coexisting, coequal truths. As years pass, he begins to receive “visitations.” Unwilling to seek council regarding these occurrences, deeper questions emerge: Is it possible that there be a solitary, absolute truth? Is that truth so obvious that it is obscured only by its sheer enormity? Author B.B. Jacobson takes you on a remarkable journey into the life of an unassuming boy in this coming-of-age story of how the power of a calling exceeds the affect of circumstance. The Protocols of Ambiguity is a modern day statement that reveals the potency of a planted seed; it defies the mainstream and lays the challenge at the feet of the avant-garde to return to the root.

Seven Types of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 9781742753003
Release Date: 2011-09-28
Number of pages: 624
Author: Elliot Perlman
Publisher: Random House Australia

Download and read online Seven Types of Ambiguity in PDF and EPUB 'One of the 50 most important writers in the world' -- Lire (France) Is it mad to love in spite of the evidence...or just necessary? 'There is ambiguity in most human relationships. Like a sequence of words, a relationship can be open to different interpretations. And when two people have differing views, not merely of the state of their relationship, but of its very nature, it can affect the entire course of their lives.' Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work school teacher decides to take matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events that neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated. At once a psychological thriller and a social critique, Seven Types of Ambiguity is a story of obsessive love in an age of obsessive materialism. It's a story of impulse and paralysis, of empty marriages, lovers and a small boy, gambling and the market, of adult children and their parents, of poetry and prostitution, psychiatry and the law. Brimming with emotional, intellectual and moral dilemmas, the page-turning story - reminiscent of the richest fiction of the nineteenth century in its labyrinthine complexity - unfolds at a rapid-fire pace to reveal the full extent to which these people have been affected by each other and by the insecure and uncertain times in which they live. 'Where, critics have asked, is Australia's equivalent of Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, or Philip Roth's American Pastoral? Now, with Perlman's achingly humane, richly layered, seamlessly constructed masterpiece, it seems that we have it' -- Canberra Times

Semantic Interpretation and the Resolution of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 052142898X
Release Date: 1992-03-19
Number of pages: 263
Author: Graeme Hirst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Semantic Interpretation and the Resolution of Ambiguity in PDF and EPUB In this particularly well written volume Graeme Hirst presents a theoretically motivated foundation for semantic interpretation (conceptual analysis) by computer, and shows how this framework facilitates the resolution of both lexical and syntactic ambiguities.

The Stoics on Ambiguity

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ISBN: 9780521047722
Release Date: 2007-12-03
Number of pages: 584
Author: Catherine Atherton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Practice Pleading and Evidence in the Courts of the State of California in General Civil Suits and Proceedings Being the Code of Civil Procedure of California as Amended Up to the Close of the Twenty first Session of the Legislature 1876

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105064108744
Release Date: 1877
Number of pages: 713
Author: Edward French Buttemer Harston

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Rationality and Reflection

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ISBN: 9780191025754
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Number of pages: 224
Author: Jonathan L. Kvanvig
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Rationality and Reflection in PDF and EPUB Jonathan L. Kvanvig presents a conception of rationality which answers to the need arising out of the egocentric predicament concerning what to do and what to believe. He does so in a way that avoids, on the one hand, reducing rationality to the level of beasts, and on the other hand, elevating it so that only the most reflective among us are capable of rational beliefs. Rationality and Reflection sets out a theory of rationality—a theory about how to determine what to think—which defends a significant degree of optionality in the story of what is reasonable for people to think, and thereby provides a framework for explaining what kinds of rational disagreement are possible. The theory is labelled Perspectivalism and it offers a unique account of rationality, one that cuts across the usual distinctions between Foundationalism and Coherentism and between Internalism and Externalism. It also differs significantly from Evidentialism, maintaining that, to the extent that rationality is connected to the notion of evidence, it is a function both of the evidence one has and what one makes of it.